Neil Denison is MEDA’s Director of Knowledge Management and Information Technology. The KM&IT team helps connect people to people, people to systems and systems to systems throughout MEDA’s global operations.

Neil’s expertise has been developed over 20 years in both the NGO, public and private sectors. Prior to joining MEDA, Neil has worked for the Government of Canada, for Microsoft and more recently was part owner of a local IT support company for ten years. Since 1998, he has set up networks for various NGOs in West Africa, Central America and Asia and is familiar with some of the unique challenges these environments offer.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph, and a diploma in Information Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Nicole assists the West Africa/MENA team as Project Coordinator with market research, business development, proposal development, drafting and editing technical documents, developing marketing materials and backstopping on project activities. Nicole is a graduate from the International Development program at Humber College, as well she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo.
Majid Mirza has been working in development and impact investing since he completed his Masters from the University of Waterloo in 2009. As Senior Project Manager, Global Programs, Majid’s primary responsibility has been leading MEDA’s INFRONT (Impact Investing in Frontier Markets) project since August 2016. Majid is also a member of the MEDA’s Investment Technical Team and represents MEDA in CAFIID (Canadian Forum for Impact Investing and Development).
Kamran Abdullayev, who joined MEDA in 2010, is Technical Director for Financial Services. His focus is agriculture value chain finance, micro and small enterprises finance. He is passionate about helping the poor get access to a range of financial and business support services that enable them build their livelihoods.
Leah Katerberg is the director of Cross Cutting Services, where she ensures the overall success and effective support to MEDA on cross cutting issues: Monitoring & Impact Measurement, Gender, Climate Change and Environment. She leads the team in planning and implementing leading edge support services with a focus on the introduction of enhanced/new approaches and the utilization of an appropriate mix of methodologies. Prior to this position, Leah served as an independent consultant for private companies and development organizations, including MEDA. She also served as a program manager at TechnoServe, where she managed a large contract farming value chain project that served close to half a million cotton farmers in Tanzania’s western cotton growing region. Leah worked for MEDA's ISS team from 2009 to 2012 as a Program Manager in Evaluation and Environmental Assessment.